Year - and welcome
to the January issue of "Brilliant!"
We hope you had an excellent holiday season and were able to take some
time to rest, relax, and enjoy the company of good friends and loving
family. Everyone at
Bright Light Multimedia and the Bright Light Café wishes you a
successful, prosperous, safe and healthy 2007, and we hope the positive
and uplifting CDs, books and audio downloads, as well as the free short
stories, poems, anecdotes, articles, music and
multimedia pages we present for your entertainment and enjoyment will
continue to help you feel brighter, walk lighter, smile longer and laugh
louder throughout the coming year.
hope everyone who took advantage of our free audio download gift last
month has been enjoying the deep relaxation and restful timeout it
offers. We listen to our Breathing Deeply audio tracks every day,
and regularly go to sleep at night with the sound of our Bright Light relaxation
music gently playing in the background. What Bright Light relaxation music I hear
you ask? Well, there are several new Bright Light Multimedia
products due for release in the first quarter of 2007 and one of them is a
very special relaxation music CD. We'll tell you more about it when
we're closer to a release date.
Day is celebrated in late January and being true blue Aussies as well as global citizens
we decided to closet ourselves in the recording studio and have a bit of fun
with a song Barbara wrote that I think illustrates the joys of this great and glorious
and lucky land. The song is only at what we consider to be demonstration
standard but the people who've heard it all think it sounds great and insisted
it should be up on the web to help celebrate our beautiful country. I
think they're right and I reckon you'll be up on your feet dancing
before you know it. Here it is:
is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Come hear and see
and sing the choruses.
have a wonderful range of new showcase items for your enjoyment at The Bright Light Café.
This month you'll find:
great new relationship-building article;
a fabulous new streaming audio performance;
excellent, easy-to-read short stories;
charming new poems;
beautiful new multimedia pages.
now, it gives me great pleasure to hand the newsletter over to the lovely
and talented Creative Director of the Bright Light group, Barbara
Llewellyn, who always introduces the latest additions to the Café's
of entertainment with great eloquence, affection and enthusiasm.
Ochs, from Canada, gives us all a most timely piece of advice in her latest
article. Life is full of change, as each new year reminds us, and
Allie, in her role as a fellow relationship expert, thoughtfully and
helpfully reviews what this constant change means to our relationships
and how we can grow with the difference rather than stagnate. Viva
Your Soul This Year
holiday season is when people show the best of humanity and step up to the
plate. At no other time are we so compelled to make donations, adopt a
pet, tip the waiter and let others change lanes. We are ready to connect
and share our love. The holidays are the season of relationships and a
time when we take stock. For singles, having no “significant other”
with whom to share the special days can be a paramount concern. This year
again, many couples that have lived in emotional distance were trying to
bridge the gap. However, their efforts to re-connect competed with the
material and social distractions of the holidays. Before they knew it,
they “toasted-in” the New Year and got back to their old ways.
Read more ...
Please join us
in welcoming Carl Palmer to The Bright Light Café Featured Talent hall of
fame. Carl now has pages dedicated to him alone, presenting his
biography, links to his work and photos. In the near future there
will also be an interview page, giving us those fascinating titbits we
all love to read about.
Carl has shot into this prime and prestigious position within six short
months of his first creative work being showcased at the Café, proving
not only his talent but his dedication to his art. Carl has a dry
and delightful sense of humour flavouring many of his poems and short
stories, with a deeper, gentler side also peeping through into much of his
Carl, everyone at Bright Light thinks you're wonderful!
And once again,
our congratulations go to Rachelle Arlin
Credo. As you know, she
entered into The Bright Light Café Featured Talent hall of fame last
month and has a page featuring her talent. We'll let you know when
we have received Rachelle's information and photos.
you've ever felt someone's words or actions make you instantly
angry, upset or frightened, you have experienced your emotional
triggers being switched on.
you want other people to keep
"pushing your buttons"?
Or do you want to
take back the power that is rightfully
you want to be in control of your own life, it's time for The
Second Trigger and the Master Switch that will override
all your negative responses.
Bedi, from India, is
only two items away from becoming our next Featured Talent with his
successful showcasing of two more beautiful works of art. Ravi has a
very inviting form of painting, each colourful moment drawing us into
another world, another feeling. We are proud and pleased to showcase
such warm and welcoming work and, as usual we have surrounded these
delightful paintings with easy to listen to stories, poems, music and
buildings squashed into a brightly coloured jigsaw of colours, reminiscent
of gaily clad women rubbing shoulders at a vibrantly packed market.
See now ...
Ruins of a Fort
night is dark but the moon is full and the old ruins pulsate with coloured
memories bringing back to life the vibrancy of long lost times, drawing us
into the forgotten stories of bricks and clay and heroic last
See now ...
wondered what a writer does when they are not writing? Agatha
Malaysia, exposes her non-literary pastimes in this gently
I Am Not Writing
When I am not writing,
I cook fish and tomatoes,
add no salt or flavour
to enjoy true fishy
and vegetable taste...
when I am not writing
Dakin, from Australia, manages to mix a love of nature with the
wonder of love's first kiss in this delightful walk along the sand and last
I quit my bed and pace the lonely shore.
Just three-toed stalk of ibis marks the sand.
I call to mind those halcyon days before,
While slowly dawn re-claims the sleeping land.
you ever wondered
what happens after you die?
Join Kate and Michael Morrison and find out now in this
insightful, inspiring and gently humorous adventure story of life, death, and what happens
to laugh and cry and feel good all over as you come face to face with
the power of love and
profound and timeless spiritual truths.
Ravi Bedi's latest paintings are featured performances, enhancing the beauty
and message of the art. We hope you thoroughly enjoy them. They
A Rose from the Concrete
Poem by Stephen Pray
Anaesthesia Story by Dan
Akinlolu (617 words)
by Stephen Pray
Memories (Music) Written &
performed by Taylor Dean
Thing and Glitched
(Music) Written &
performed by Sky
Was Wednesday Story by Christine
Tothill (483 words)
Life Is Poem by Dr. Tholana
Poem by Nicole West
the World with Love (Meditation) by B.A.Llewellyn
Palmer, from the USA, reveals the talent and humour that has
brought him into the elevated position of Featured Talent at The Bright Light
Cafe in these two entertaining short stories, and I do mean short. Carl
has managed to pack complete, fun-filled tales into very few words. We
feel sure you'll enjoy them as much as we do.
Egg (195 words)
Part of Larry’s 200 hours of community service was to help relocate the Henry County Museum. On his third trip he helped himself by relocating a fossilized egg from the dinosaur exhibit. He planned to sell the artifact at his brother Matt’s yard sale that weekend at the Kitty Ranch on Old Mill Road.
Opportunist (250 words)
Jason Amalynn was the leader in his field of TV and movie special effects. His invention was a special Prism laser projector using image reflection and light refraction to create a 3D hologram. The mirage could be created and shown most anywhere on most anything, not just as trick photography on film, but projected upon buildings, clouds and even a waterfall once. I was in total awe of Jason as his understudy, however felt completely betrayed when he vowed to take his technique public. That’s why I killed him.
Tothill hails from the UK and now lives in Spain, soaking up
sun and inspiration. She is in danger of becoming one of our favourite
short story writers with her sparse yet profound tales, all dealing with
ordinary folks in ordinary situations. They read easily, touching the
heart with depth and gentle passion even in their quietest of
Where the trees were - there are car wrecks. Arnold leaves the bike propped against the only bush on the common. He doesn’t put his lock on; he has nothing to secure it to. Only the bush, a prickly waving mass he doesn’t want to touch. Arnold, late sixties, is going over old haunts; his memory of this common land is fading and he wants to tick it off. He wants to set the scene; remember it. If he can.
He pulls an old felt hat over his face to take the glare of the sun away from his eyes and squints towards the far end. The end where he took Maisie when they started dating. He remembers their place - their hidey-hole - was opposite the church. He starts to walk towards the place he thinks it is.
start of a New Year is a wonderful time, packed with positive resolutions and boundless possibilities.
We hope you are dreaming big dreams and that all of them come true. Everyone
at Bright Light wishes you an endless amount of happy days and the fulfilment
of this Irish blessing - "May there be:
stars above you,
sunshine on your way,
many friends to love you,
joy in work and play
laughter to outweigh each care, in your heart a song
and gladness waiting everywhere all your whole life long."
our warmest regards,
Llewellyn & Rod Kirkham
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